Practice the American English pronunciation when learning how to order sizes, flavors and menu choices from Starbucks. Let’s listen to some of the L pronunciations. I guarantee you will learn a new pronunciation in this lesson! Listen to this recording and review the words listed below.
while connecting “of” in your conversation
Listen to this lesson. The sentences used in this lesson are below
Understanding the English Melody
Let’s give some attention to those tiny, small words when we are talking.
Understanding the English melody, or the musicality of speaking, is an ebb and flow of emphasizing main words and reducing the little insignificant words in the same phrase. After all, we have to reduce some words in order to highlight the main words.
Pronouncing “Clothes” and Other Related Words!
American English pronunciation is so confusing because the spelling is unreliable. Today’s lesson is an example of the discrepancies of 5 words with similar spellings and their pronunciations. Wow! The good news, is that we will take care of a few of these challenging words right now!
In today’s lesson, we have words that are written the same but pronounced differently-and- words that are spelled differently and pronounced the same. American English is so weird! Listen to the following recording and read the descriptions of each word below! I encourage you to listen to the recording and read along. Then listen to the recording again and repeat the sentences without reading along! That way, you are practicing TALKING not READING!
You can do it!
English Pronunciation isn’t for the light-hearted. If only there were rules to follow and no exceptions to the rules in English pronunciation! Well, you can breathe easier with this lesson. Because once you study these two words, you will notice that there is a rule. Well, at least you can call it a “pronunciation prediction”! Listen to this podcast, and look at the practice phrases and sentences. Take a deep breath…You’ve got this!
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Study these 7 words and learn how to pronounce a BUNCH of new words! Hint- It’s in the word “seven.”
Get the right rhythm by trimming these vowels. Which ones? Start with learning these words. Listen to 10 different speakers say them for you.
Saying the Z sound may not be difficult but knowing when to use this sound can be confusing. Why? Because many words are spelled with an S but pronounced with a “Z”. Keep practicing- every little bit helps!
Click on the link below this recording for the entire word list, especially to check out the spelling of Z words!
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